Another Abraham Lincoln feature film has arisen and it is set to star Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds). The Green Blade Rises will see Kruger play the 16th President’s stepmother, Sarah Lincoln. This summer has already seen the rise and fall of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and we’ll see Steven Spielberg’s effort, Lincoln, this November with Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. Produced by Terrence Malick and written/directed by A.J. Edwards, The Green Blade Rises will focus on the formative days of Lincoln, the tragedy that ended his life and the women who guided him along the way. Hit the jump for more on this project.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is selling itself as one of the most exciting genre films hitting this summer. To get people in the mood Fox hosted an event in Springfield, Illinois – the home of Lincoln’s tomb, and his library and museum. That evening director Timur Bekmambetov, writer Seth Grahame-Smith, producer Jim Lemley, and the film’s Abraham Lincoln himself Benjamin Walker were given a tour and hosted an event where they showed the film’s trailer, four film clips, and answered some questions. After the jump, check out video from Lincoln’s Tomb, the vault where some amazing historical artifacts are kept, and a number of images.